Dymphna Special School is entirely supported by donations. Following the loss of the School's major donor, 2011 was a tough year and 2012 has proven to be tougher still. The School continues to be at risk of having to scale down its activities - or even close - in 2013.
The School doesn't just provide an education to its students. It provides safety, nutrition and companionship. The majority of the students live in extreme poverty and attending School guarantees that they eat two meals a day. People with disabilities face stigmatisation in Tanzania, and in some rural areas are still considered to be affected by evil spirits. Many of the students come from loving and supportive homes, but some have been ostracised by their communities and a number of the students have been attacked in the street.
You can help to ensure the School's work continues into 2013. A small amount of money goes a long way and all donations go directly to the School.
In 2013 we ask you to consider sponsoring a child by making an ongoing donation to the School or to support the School's major project for the year, which is to replace the School bus.
If you have something specific that you would like to buy for the School then please do contact us; all suggestions are warmly welcomed.